gave a very poor performance against a limited but extremely hard
working Chorley side at Victory Park on Tuesday night.
The game began at a high tempo with both sides looking to move the
ball around at speed but with the final ball letting both sides down.
A trend that was to continue all night.
Chorley grabbed the only goal of the game in the 14th minute. Mossley
lost possession in midfield, Jones broke down the right and played
a great ball in to Horrocks who was pulled down by Bracey as he attempted
to go round him on the outside, earning Chorley a penalty and Bracey
a yellow card. Jamie Vermiglio fired home the spot
Chorley's long ball game and very quick closing down made it impossible
for Mossley to find any room as an attacking force while the defence
trying to push up were constantly turned around by balls down the
Leon Mike, returning after injury, was heavily shackled and didn't
appear after the break, while Chris Downey's contribution was not
to his usual high standard and Goodeve and Matty Taylor got little
service from a static midfield.
Mossley's best chance of a frustrating first half fell to Paul Murphy,
who's header from a corner was cleared off the line with Gillies well
The second half so very little improvement as Chorley continued to
frustrate the visitors and pass after pass went astray. Mossley created
nothing until the final few minutes when Tony Coyne fired wide when
well placed and then in the dying seconds Adam Morning curled a shot
that skimnmed the bar.
It was a performance Mossley will need to quickly put behind them
if they are to make further progress in the FA Cup on Saturday!